She’s a single woman in the Lone Star state.Wedding planner Avery Crosslin may be a rising star in Houston society, but she doesn’t believe in true love?at least not for herself. When she meets wealthy bachelor Joe Travis and mistakes him for a wedding photographer, she has no intention of letting him sweep her off her feet. But Joe is a man who goes after what he wants?and, at the end of the day, Avery can’t resist his charms.He’s a tried-and-true Southerner who won’t go down without a fight…A man like Joe can only mean trouble for a woman like Avery, and she can’t afford distractions?especially now that she’s been hired to plan a career-making wedding event. But when Joe makes it clear that he’s not going to give up that easily, Avery must confront the insecurities and beliefs that stem from a past she would do anything to forget. What is she willing to risk for a chance at “happily ever after?”“Swoonworthy and romantic. Brown-Eyed Girl is simply delightful and not to be missed.” —RT Book Reviews“Kleypas is a class by herself, and the conclusion to her Travis Brothers quartet deserves an A+.” —Booklist (starred review)
Lisa Kleypas, an American author, was born in 1964, and chose the genre of Historical Romantic Novels to begin her writing career. Even when her and her mother's Texas homes were taken by a devastating flood, they both went to buy the necessities, and for both of them that included a romance novel. After her graduation from Wellesley College in Political Science, Lisa published her first book at age 21. She has been very successful writing for Avon Books with her representative being the prestigious William Morris Agency.
Lisa has been writing full time since selling that first book at 21 years of age. She has sold millions of copies around the world, and has won many writing achievement awards over the years. One non-writing achievement came when she was Miss Massachusetts in the Miss America Pageant in 1985. At only 5'2", it was a challenge to wear a banner on which was printed one of the longest state names. She did win a "talented non-finalist" award for singing an original song.
Lisa decided in 2006 to temporarily change her writing genre to contemporary romance, but she did say she plans to return to historical romance in the future. Her list of published books keeps growing, with her 2012 book, "Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor" being made into the Hallmark movie, "Christmas With Holly". In 2015, she was given the honor of emceeing the Romance Writers of America Award Show. Lisa lives in Washington with her husband, Gregory, and their two children.